Cricket

We Want You Back Mohammad Aamer!

Did you know that Mohammad Aamer has previously indicated that he has no intention to challenge the 5 year ban imposed on him by the International Cricket Council? Why I ask, why? (*sniff, sniff*) Everyone knows the Cinderella story of Muhammad Aamer: a young boy from a remote village of Pakistan shakes up the international world of cricket by his magnificent bowling. He is the youngest bowler to have taken

Pakistan Fast Bowlers – Second Fiddle

It was bright sunny day in Sharjah, I was about 10 years old (if memory serves me right) and my family and I had gone to see an India-Pakistan encounter at the Sharjah Stadium. I still remember that day vividly; Wasim and Waqar beginning the Pakistani attack, cheers all around backing their every ball. It was beautiful! Those were the days when our fast bowlers were the envy of all

The Pakistan Cricket Team Steals the Show at the 1st International Physical Disability Series

The Pakistani batsman hammered a fantastic 136 off only 105 balls with 19 fours and one six, while his partner pounded the English from the other end and scored 113 off 110 balls with 12 fours.  But wait! These aren’t your regular stars of international cricket; one of them is without his left foot and the other without the right hand.  Pretty amazing! Isn’t it? Outstanding Athleticism Despite Overwhelming Odds

What More? What More? Dav Whatmore!

On the 4th of March, 2012 the PCB selected Dav Whatmore to replace Mohsin Khan as the head coach of the Pakistan Cricket team. Yup, he’s the same guy that coached the Lankan Lions to victory in the 1996 world cup. Although a lot of people are aware that Dav is Australian and has represented Australian cricket in the international arena, what some people might not know is that he’s

Is Pakistan Bringing the Asia Cup Home?

How many of you think that Pakistan is coming home with the Asia Cup? I’m sure quite a few of you have their hands raised.  Regardless of all the negatives, at the end of the day, we all root for Pakistan.  However, before jumping to any happy endings, let’s see what the odds really are for us. The Odds of Winning Going onto the battlefield again after the disappointing one-day

The curious case of the month March in Pakistan-India encounters

Cricket doesn’t go better without encounters between Pakistan and India, the game’s most ferocious rivals. When India and Pakistan lock horns: emotions, nerves, adrenaline(s), patriotism, they all get wired up as the duo boast the most complete rivalry of the game. England-Australia clashes are emulous too but mainly confined to Test Cricket while a war between bat and ball is fought when Cricket provides Indo-Pak Episode, “Frisson, Wild and Gaga” being the

Pakistan and Misbah paying price for not selecting deserved players

260s are the targets which got to be chased in One Day Internationals particularly when they are played in subcontinent-esque conditions. Pakistan were humbled 130 all out in pursuit of target of 261 set by England in 1st ODI of four-Match series at Abu Dhabi. Their bowlers, spinners in particular, did not perform that bad. It was their batting which did them all humiliation. Irony is teams strengthen the department

Pakistan Cricket find cure in Misbah’s leadership

On notorious day of 5th February 2011, Pakistan Cricket was slugged a haymaker as their three Cricketers – Asif, Aamir and Butt – were banned for minimum 5 years by International Cricket Council (ICC) after they were proven spot-fixers by ICC’s tribunal. A year and day later, Pakistan respond by clean sweeping Test Cricket’s Number one team (England) 3-0 in Dubai. Even on the same day, when players were handed bans,

Pakistan Cricket was destined for this glory

It might sound a clumsy cliché that Pakistan is the most unpredictable team but it is, indeed, the flair of their unpredictability which has given Pakistan victories, snatched from jaws of defeats, turning into epic glories. A policeman, Fazal Mahmood, started the tradition at Oval 1954 when his 6-wicket haul folded England 143 all out in pursuit of mediocre 168. The tradition then was handed to the likes of flamboyant Imran

Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle hit jackpots in Bangladesh Premier League auction.

Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi fetched whopping $700,000 – the highest bid in auction – as he was sold to Dhaka Gladiators in auction of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) held in Dhaka on January 19. The West Indies destructive opener Chris Gayle, despite the fact he will be available for only 2 games, was also successfully bid at $551,000 by Barisal Burners. Four different franchises fought in bidding for Shahid